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Jimmy Brown (he/him/his)

Director of the Center for Leadership and Involvement, Reynolds Club 205
T: (773) 702-3343

Ask me about getting involved in Student Government & the Student Engagement Fund!

Jimmy earned his undergraduate degree in Conservation Biology from the University of Maryland. After a little time working at the Biosphere 2 Center, he went on to receive his Master's in Higher Education Administration from the University of Michigan. He moved to Chicago in February 2012 to begin his work at UChicago. When not on campus, Jimmy enjoys trying out new recipes and exploring restaurants around the city. One of his favorite pastimes is finding new and/or oddly flavored snacks to bring for the CLI staff to try!

CliftonStrengths Top 5: Activator, Individualization, Communication, Strategic, Woo


The best piece of advice I've ever been given is...

"Lead from where you are" 

Karina Pabón (she/her/hers)

Assistant Director, Student Leadership Development, Reynolds Club Advising Center
T: (773) 834-5506

Ask me about UChicago LEADS, RSO Involvement & Strengths Quest!

Karina joined the University in July 2019. She is originally from Puerto Rico and received her undergraduate degree at University of Central Florida (Go Knights, Charge On!), and her Master’s in Student Personnel in Higher Education at University of Florida (Go Gators!). In her free time, she enjoys reading her never ending to-read book pile, watching too much reality TV, and exploring new things to do in the city!

CliftonStrengths Top 5: Individualization, Relator, Discipline, Arranger, Deliberative


The best piece of advice I've ever been given is...

"Wherever you go, there you are."

Heather Duval (she/her/hers)

Student Involvement Advisor, Reynolds Club Advising Center
T: (773) 702-4547

Ask me about Womens Leadership Series, Student Leader Awards & the Student Leadership Institute! 

Heather joing CLI in October of 2022. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Asian Languages & Cultures with a focus in Korean Studies from the University of Michigan College of Literature Science and the Arts in 2021, and received her Master’s of Management from the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business in 2022. Heather enjoys all forms of media consumption whether that be scrolling on social media, indulging in certifiably bad films and TV shows or curating lengthy playlists for oddly specific moods. 

CliftonStrengths Top 5: Strategic, Input, Learner, Intellection, Adaptability


The best piece of advice I've ever been given is...

"Perfection is the enemy of completion."

Sarah Hussain (she/her/hers)

Assistant Director, Student Involvement, Reynolds Club Advising Center
T: (773) 834-0861

Ask me about RSO policies & Student Government funding bodies!

Sarah has been at CLI since September 2021. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and Spanish from the University of Michigan and received her Master’s in Higher Education Administration & Policy from Northwestern University. She is from Glenview, IL and her favorite show is The Great British Bake-Off.

CliftonStrengths Top 5: Individualization, Relator, Responsibility, Restorative, Connectedness


The best piece of advice I've ever been given is...

"Take photos of you and your loved ones as often as you can!"

Amie Bernstein Clark (she/her/hers)

Student Involvement Advisor, Reynolds Club Advising Center
T: (773) 834- 3429

Ask me about what it takes to plan a successful event. The details are everything!

Amie joined CLI in November 2022! Originally from Long Island, New York, Amy is a proud product of SUNY Suffolk County Community College, an active Phi Theta Kappa Alumni, and former International Officer for the organization. She earned both her bachelor's and master's from The University of Mississippi in Psychology/English and Higher Education/Student Personnel respectively. Her favorite book is the Perks of Being a Wallflower because it sparked her love of literature as an adolescent. She loves exploring new places and trying as many new restaurants as possible.

CliftonStrengths Top 5: Futuristic, Restorative, Input, Learner, Achiever


The best piece of advice I've ever been given is...

"Be yourself, you are enough."

TJ Jordan (he/him/his)

Fiscal Coordinator for Student Programs and Chicago Maroon Business Manager, Reynolds Club 006

Ask me about the Maroon, Blueprint Purchase Requests!

TJ joined CLI in the summer of 2022. He is from the Southside of Chicago, the first graduating class from The Chicago Highschool for Agricultural Sciences(CHSAS). His favorite book is The 5th horseman by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. His favorite movie is American Gangster. He is a proud grandpa of 12 little ones and enjoys doing volunteer work through homeless shelters and rehab homes.

CliftonStrengths Top 5: Achiever, competition, individualization, learner, Strategic


The best piece of advice I've ever been given is...

"Slow down."

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